British are afraid of an apocalypse coming in the UK: extreme cool weather, increasing water levels, meteor showers
A report issued by the UK TV stations underlines that one in five Britons live in fear of losing their life because of a natural disaster. UK Natural Disaster Report compiled from data collected in a survey of 2,000 people and concluded that the most feared natural disaster is the flood.
Extreme cold ranks second in the top of most feared natural disasters, followed by the earthquakes. Bruce Malamud, professor at King’s College London analyzed the collected data and ascertained that a natural phenomenon like a volcanic eruption (like the one in 2010 in Iceland) are taken in consideration as well as infectious diseases that could spread quickly.
In order to create a graphical representation of British concerns, the study contains a few representative images (computer simulations). Among the scariest ones we can find the Thames river flooding the Parliament, Trafalgar Square covered in snow banksand a violent meteor shower that hit London’s financial area.
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